Saturday, February 2, 2013

More Pinspiration: Balsamic Roast Beef

 Recently over Christmas break I spent an entire day re-organizing my Pinterest boards so I can more easily find recipes. I also took all my loose recipes from magazines that I had been throwing in a binder, found them online, and pinned them. Now whenever I want to try a new recipe, I just have to search through my Pinterest boards.

One of my recent favorite Pinterest recipe finds was Crock Pot Balsamic Roast Beef from the blog Add a Pinch. I made this for the first time over Christmas break and it took almost no time to prepare (bonus), and it was delicious on a sandwich.

Balsamic Roast Beef, adapted from Add a Pinch
  • 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

1. Mix all ingredients, except for beef, in a bowl.
2. Place beef in a slow-cooker and then pour balsamic mixture over top. 
3. Cook beef for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
4. Once beef is done, place on a cutting board or large serving dish and shred with two forks.
5. If you're using the beef for sandwiches, place beef back in the slow-cooker for a few minutes to let it soak up more of the balsamic liquid mixture. If you're not using it for sandwiches, ladle 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the liquid mixture to the beef and reserve the rest for another use.

I have found that my favorite way to eat this roast beef is on a toasted Mexican torta roll with provolone melted on top. I think I ate about five of these sandwiches over the course of a week after I made the roast beef.


  1. Brilliant idea to convert your physical magazine clipping file to Pinterest boards.

    That sandwich looks yummy! I love a good balsamic vinegar but hadn't thought of it with roast beef.

  2. I like crock pot recipes. Great idea to have the beef in a sandwich with melted provolone!

  3. That looks delicious!! I think I might have to pin this one to try sometime :)

  4. This sounds delicious, I'll have to add to my must try file.

    I got rid of most of my cookbooks and scanned all the handwritten or torn out recipes and then started posting my favourites on my blog under My Recipe Box.

  5. I've been doing the same thing with Pinterest- looking for my old favorites online and pinning them. It makes it so easy if I'm out and decide to stop at a grocery store, I can look up what ingredients I need. This roast looks yummy, yes, I'm pinning it.

  6. The balsamic vinegar would make this so tender. This is similar to a recipe I like for Dutch oven beef. Usually crockpot recipes work well in a Dutch oven and vice versa. Pinned it.

  7. that's my favourite lunch (and yes, you've been pinned!)

  8. I adore balsamic vinegar so this is a great match for me. And good for you for getting so organized. I'm afraid it would take me months to convert. Especially because I have recipes from decades ago cut out.

  9. Mmm... how delicious! I should organize my recipes like this (only it sounds like it would take so much time!).

  10. I am definitely going to try this. Thank-you.

  11. Another great go to meal, I love crock pots for the ease of having a good dinner ready with minimum fuss. Great recipe. thank you for sharing it!

  12. That looks delicious! Interesting twist on a pot roast - to use balsamic vinegar. My sons and husband are traditionalists, but I'd love to try this!


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  13. This looks really good! I need to use the slow cooker more while winter's here and it's still cold outside.

  14. I haven't tried to roast beef in my slow cooker yet. You have inspired me. Have a good week.

  15. Back again to say that after I pinned this, it got 32 repins the same day. A good-looking recipe you have there. Thanks.